Turtle Island's school camp is full of fun and adventure based on exciting educational experiences with nature. Hands-on "doing it" nature crafts step students into another realm of consciousness as they experiment with nature through daily lifestyle activities. While living in tipis and Adirondack shelters, making nature crafts, students not only create meaningful art, but also develop self confidence and group cohesiveness.
We work with students of all ages and levels of outdoor experience. The school trip is a living experience, confronting and realizing the essentials of life. Students have the opportunity to see the world through new perspectives created through immersion in the natural environment. They are guided by sensitive naturalists toward understanding the beautiful intricacies of life. We purposefully maintain primitive surroundings instead of "overdeveloping" our site.
Our educational program is based on students' interaction with and development of outdoor living skills. These skills are taught by extraordinary naturalists who have integrated the outdoor living theme into their personal lives. WOODS WISDOM gained from such activities as making and tending a fire, pitching a tipi, making a bed, and gathering water gives campers a fundamental education for living in the wilds comfortably. As skills develop so does confidence